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Red Reporter

So it must be Didi Gregorius to the Cincinnati Reds

The shortstop market shrank significantly on Tuesday. After watching Freddy Galvis reach free agency earlier this winter, the Cincinnati Reds became one of several MLB franchises with serious question marks at the shortstop position. Conveniently enough, however, there were a plethora of high-caliber options either in free agency or on the trade market for them to window-shop, the only question being which one they’d choose. Well, Tuesday afternoon helped their decision process significantly. Weeks after Cleveland dumped Francisco Lindor to the New York Mets, a pair of the...

Red Reporter

The one (other) thing the Cincinnati Reds aren’t doing this offseason

You’re well aware of the first. The gross spend of the Cincinnati Reds in free agency at the big league level this winter has constituted, in total, the addition of pitcher Edgar Garcia on a league-minimum deal and the split-contract doled out to Kyle Farmer merely hours after he was technically non-tendered. That’s it. That’s the joke dot meme. Just one year removed from breaking from their years-long tradition of avoiding big spending on free agents like the plague, the Reds have taken almost a 100% step back in that arena. On top of that, the additions they have made...

Rising Apple

New York Mets: Is a blockbuster trade with the Reds sensible?

The New York Mets have the opportunity to swing a potential blockbuster deal with the Cinncinatti Reds for starting pitcher Sonny Gray and third baseman Eugenio Suarez this winter. There are certainly pros and cons to this potential deal, but it’s an interesting proposition considering a trade between both clubs could fill two needs the Mets […] New York Mets: Is a blockbuster trade with the Reds sensible? - Rising Apple - Rising Apple - New York Mets News & Fan Community

Climbing Tal's Hill

Houston Astros trade Cionel Perez to the Reds

The Astros have made another trade with the Reds. On Saturday, the Houston Astros traded left-handed pitcher Cionel Perez to the Cincinatti Reds in exchange for minor-league catcher Luke Berryhill. This trade came two days after the Astros re-signed Jason Castro and Michael Brantley. While Houston designated RHP Humberto Castellanos for assignment on Friday for […] Houston Astros trade Cionel Perez to the Reds - Climbing Tals Hill - Climbing Tals Hill - A Houston Astros Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Blog Red Machine

Cincinnati Reds: Analytics trend away from Didi Gregorius at shortstop

The Cincinnati Reds need a shortstop. However, if you’re a fan of analytics, you may not be very high on free agent Didi Gregorius. Like it or not, analytics have taken over the game of baseball, and some of the advanced metrics suggest Gregorius may not be the ideal candidate to take over at shortstop […] Cincinnati Reds: Analytics trend away from Didi Gregorius at shortstop - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati Reds trade for young Houston Astros pitcher Cionel Pérez

The Reds traded for lefty reliever Cionel Pérez on Saturday, the third former Astros farmhand they've acquired this winter.        

Red Reporter

Cincinnati Reds acquire LHP Cionel Perez from Houston Astros

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/ The lefty brings limited big league experience to the bullpen. The purge of the Cincinnati Reds roster at the outset of the offseason trimmed their 40-man roster in a thorough fashion, and there was always a wonder how they’d end up using those roster spots as the season neared. As it turns out, they’re using that flexibility to pluck fringe roster players off other clubs, clubs who are dipping into the free agent market despite fully 40-man allotments. We saw that on display on Friday when the Reds plucked RHP Hector Perez from the Toronto...

Jays Journal

Blue Jays trade right-hander Hector Perez to Cincinnati

As per the Toronto Blue Jays on Friday afternoon, they have traded 24-year old right handed pitcher Hector Perez to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for either cash considerations or a player to be named later. Perez was the last remaining piece in the Toronto Blue Jays organization from the Roberto Osuna trade dating back […] Blue Jays trade right-hander Hector Perez to Cincinnati - Jays Journal - Jays Journal - Toronto Blue Jays News, Rumors and Fan Community

Blog Red Machine

Reds news: Cincinnati acquires bullpen help in deal with Toronto Blue Jays

Héctor Pérez was dealt to the Cincinnati Reds in exchange for cash or a player to be named later. The right-hander may be ticketed for the Reds bullpen. Pérez was an international signing who began his career with the Houston Astros and came to the Toronto Blue Jays by way of a trade. Having only appeared […] Reds news: Cincinnati acquires bullpen help in deal with Toronto Blue Jays - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Pinstripe Alley

On Gleyber Torres’ tradability

Photo by Alex Trautwig/MLB Photos via The Yankees reportedly rejected a trade proposal that included their star shortstop. Was this a wise decision? When news first broke that the Yankees rejected a trade proposal for Luis Castillo that included Gleyber Torres, my immediate knee-jerk reactions were those of dismay and disappointment, though not necessarily surprise. Jon Heyman reported that the Reds offered to trade Castillo for a package of Torres plus others, and while we do not know who the additional piece are, it is a fairly safe assumption that Torres’...

Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati Reds add reliever Hector Perez in trade with Toronto Blue Jays

Hector Perez made his MLB debut last September, yielding three hits, three walks and two runs in 1 2/3 innings.        

Purple Row

Colorado Rockies prospects: No. 19, Jameson Hannah

Photo by George Walker/Icon Sportswire via The lefty outfielder joined the Rockies as part of the Jeff Hoffman/Robert Stephenson swap 19. Jameson Hannah (137 points, 11 ballots) One of the few acquisitions the Rockies have made this offseason was Jameson Hannah, an athletic lefty outfielder from the Cincinnati Reds system, as part of the Jeff Hoffman/Robert Stephenson swap that also included just-drafted pitcher Case Williams. It wasn’t the first trade for the 5’9” 23-year-old 2018 2nd rounder (50th overall, signed for $1.8 million), who was traded from Oakland...

Pinstripe Alley

Do the Yankees have the prospects to trade for Luis Castillo?

Photo by Joe Robbins/ The Yankees’ farm likely could sustain a Castillo trade, but don’t expect Brian Cashman to pull the trigger anytime soon. The rumor de jour this last weekend centered on Reds pitcher Luis Castillo and the Yankees. After the Yankees made good on their first rumored targets, DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber, it seemed eminently possible that they’d follow through on the latest whispers. Talk has died down, particularly at the report that the Reds asked for Gleyber Torres, and potentially more, in exchange for Castillo. As I said in Monday’s...

That Balls Outta Here

Phillies: Top 3 reasons to get excited about Archie Bradley

Before signing a one-year, $6 million deal with the Philadelphia Phillies, right-hander Archie Bradley mostly pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks across his six-year career, with a brief stint also with the Cincinnati Reds in 2020.  The Reds non-tendered the seventh overall draft pick from the 2011 draft last month, making him a free agent. Here are […] Phillies: Top 3 reasons to get excited about Archie Bradley - That Balls Outta Here - That Balls Outta Here - A Philadelphia Phillies Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Fish Stripes

Can you imagine Luis Castillo leading the Marlins rotation? It could’ve happened!

Photo by Dylan Buell/ Four years ago, on January 19, the Marlins traded Castillo and two others to the Reds for Dan Straily. It’s true the Marlins have a good, promising rotation entering 2021, but can you imagine what the starting staff would look like with young Dominican Luis Castillo leading the group? Yes. I’m bringing that Luis Castillo into the conversation. The one who’s pitching and dominating the tough NL Central for the Cincinnati Reds. The one who just turned 28 years old. The one whose name has been entangled in trade rumors this offseason. Castillo...

Blog Red Machine

Reds news: GM Nick Krall squashes Luis Castillo trade rumors

Cincinnati Reds General Manager Nick Krall has put the kibosh on the Luis Castillo trade rumors. In recent days, some unsubstantiated rumors of a potential deal between Cincinnati and the New York Yankees surfaced with Castillo’s name in the mix. Thankfully, it appears as though La Piedra will be in Reds uniform next season. It’s […] Reds news: GM Nick Krall squashes Luis Castillo trade rumors - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Blog Red Machine

Reds rumors: Cincinnati asked Yankees for Gleyber Torres in trade talks

While Cincinnati Reds General Manager Nick Krall has sense refuted the Reds rumors surrounding Luis Castillo, it appears as though the real reason that no deal was struck is because the New York Yankees were unwilling to surrender shortstop Gleyber Torres. MLB insider Jon Heyman gives us the latest details surrounding these trade rumblings. According […] Reds rumors: Cincinnati asked Yankees for Gleyber Torres in trade talks - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati Reds GM Nick Krall says rumor of Luis Castillo trade is 'completely false'

Reds GM Nick Krall on trade rumors surrounding Luis Castillo: "They are completely false. We intend to have him as a member of our rotation for 2021."        

Blog Red Machine

Cincinnati Reds: Why Andrelton Simmons should be the shortstop solution

With the Luis Castillo trade rumors now squashed by Cincinnati Reds General Manager Nick Krall, it’s time for the front office to address the vacancy at shortstop heading into the 2021 season. Former Los Angeles Angels infielder Andrelton Simmons makes the most sense. Is Simmons the best shortstop available on the open market? No, that […] Cincinnati Reds: Why Andrelton Simmons should be the shortstop solution - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Cincinnati.com

Nightengale: 10 thoughts on Luis Castillo, Cincinnati Reds' search for a shortstop

The Reds reportedly asked for All-Star shortstop Gleyber Torres in trade talks when the New York Yankees sought Luis Castillo.        

Pinstripe Alley

NYY News: No, the OTHER Luis Castillo

Photo by Todd Kirkland/ What happens after a big Yankee weekend; diving into the Corey Kluber acquisition MLB.com | Matt Kelly: Blake Snell, Yu Darvish, and Lance Lynn have already been dealt this winter, and there are a few more starters on the trading block making up for an otherwise lackluster free agent class. The Yankees have already inquired on the Reds’ Luis Castillo, and he certainly makes a whole lot of sense given their competitive window and roster construction. CBS Sports | R.J. Anderson: The Yankees had a busy weekend, inking DJ LeMahieu and Corey Kluber...

Blog Red Machine

Luis Castillo trade rumors: Return from Yankees would be substantial

The Luis Castillo trade rumors are heating up once more despite the Cincinnati Reds signing their ace to an inexpensive contract on Friday. It appears as though the New York Yankees are incredibly interested in prying Castillo away from Cincinnati. It would take a Herculean effort in order to do so, but the Bronx Bombers […] Luis Castillo trade rumors: Return from Yankees would be substantial - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Call to the Pen

Yankees rumors: How much would Bombers give up for Luis Castillo?

The latest Yankees rumors are centered on a possible trade with the Reds for Luis Castillo, with Miguel Andujar and Clint Frazier considered ‘key’ to deal. After a relatively dormant start to the offseason, the New York Yankees front office got busy this weekend. On Friday, New York finally re-signed their superstar second baseman DJ […] Yankees rumors: How much would Bombers give up for Luis Castillo? - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Cincinnati.com

Cincinnati Reds taking new strategy with international free-agent signings

The Reds are making a bigger commitment to sign top players out of the Dominican Republic and Venezuela.        

Blog Red Machine

Cincinnati Reds: Michael Lorenzen’s $4.4-million salary is a bargain

According to FanSided’s Robert Murray, the Cincinnati Reds and right-handed pitcher Michael Lorenzen agreed to a one-year on Friday, avoiding arbitration. No matter how you slice it, this is a bargain for the Reds. Lorenzen, who is entering the final year of team control, was projected by MLB Trade Rumors to take home between $3.8M-$4.4M […] Cincinnati Reds: Michael Lorenzen’s $4.4-million salary is a bargain - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Reviewing the Brew

Brewers: Why the Diamondbacks Are a Good Trade Partner

Some teams- like the Rays, Cubs, and Reds- seem to be making salary-cutting moves in order to offset pandemic-related financial losses. On the other hand, teams such as the Padres, White Sox, and Mets are loading up on free agents and trade acquisitions, seemingly going all-in. But what about the Brewers? To this point the […] Brewers: Why the Diamondbacks Are a Good Trade Partner - Reviewing the Brew - Reviewing the Brew - A Milwaukee Brewers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

DRaysBay

Rays sign top 2021 international free agents

Venezuelan shortstop Carlos Colmenarez and Dominican outfielder Jhonny Piron are big gets. Today officially begins the 2020-21 International Free Agent signing period. In typical years this period begins on July 2, but this year it was delayed until January 15. The Tampa Bay Rays have a $6,431,000 signing bonus pool that is matched only by the Milwaukee Brewers, Cincinnati Reds, Miami Marlins, Detroit Tigers, and Minnesota Twins. Unlike most recent seasons teams will not be able to trade for additional pool money. This is a practice the Rays have routinely participated in. Any...

Blog Red Machine

Reds news: Noé Ramirez avoids arbitration with one-year deal

The Reds signed Noé Ramirez to a one-year deal. According to Bobby Nightengale of the Cincinnati Enquirer, Noé Ramirez, formerly of the Los Angeles Angels, agreed to a one-year/$1.175M contract with the Cincinnati Reds on Friday. The one-year agreement ensures Ramirez, who was acquired in the the trade for Raisel Iglesias, will not enter arbitration this […] Reds news: Noé Ramirez avoids arbitration with one-year deal - Blog Red Machine - Blog Red Machine - A Cincinnati Reds Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Biggest 2019 MLB Trade Deadline moves

Zack Greinke to the Astros. Marcus Stroman to the Mets. Trevor Bauer to the Reds. Yasiel Puig on the Indians. It was a quality MLB Trade Deadline!

Suspension Worthy Reds-Pirates Brawl and 2019 MLB Trade Deadline Mistakes | Time to Schein

Adam Schein reacts to a brawl erupting between the Cincinnati Reds and the Pittsburgh Pirates during a game on Tuesday night. Adam Schein also reviews 2019 MLB trade deadline mistakes.

MLB.com FastCast: Merrifield signs extension - 1/28/19

Whit Merrifield signs a four-year contract extension with the Royals, plus the Reds emerge as trade candidates for catcher J.T. Realmuto About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the Unite